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HeliGrass 2023


Join members and athletes of the Icelantic Skis team and Michael Kang of the String Cheese Incident, Lech Wierzynski of The California Honeydrops, Mark Morris of Rapid Grass, and Justin Konrad of Bowregard for the heli trip of your dreams.

Ripley creek lodge is located in Stewart BC. a rustic frontier town adjacent to the Alaska panhandle. Deep in the coast mountain range, the lodge is funky, the skiing is advanced, and the topography is breathtaking.

Spots are limited and the process is by application only. To sign up, please fill out the below form and we will respond quickly!


A once in a lifetime experience with 4 days of incredible heliskiing at Ripley Creek, BC and nightly acoustic music with some of the world's finest jam grass musicians.


MARCH 23-29 2023
(4 nights lodging & 4 days of heliskiing. Full itinerary below)



This is a trip with a limited amount of seats and requires an adequate level of skiing ability — we want to make sure this trip is right for you.

If you're ready to sign up, please fill out the pre-trip registration form here.

Have general questions? Want to make sure this trip is right for you?

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Meet the Crew

Michael Kang

String Cheese Incident

@String Cheese Incident on Instagram

Over the past decade, The String Cheese Incident has emerged as one of America’s most significant independent bands. Born in 1993 in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, SCI has since released 10 albums, 6 DVDs and countless live recordings from their relentless tour schedule. Their 20 year history is packed full of surreal experiences, epic moments, groundbreaking involvement and huge accomplishments. They have been recognized for their commitment to musical creativity and integrity, for their community spirit, philanthropic endeavors, and for their innovative approach to the business of music.

Lech Wierzynsk

California Honeydrops

@Lech on Instagram

This year has also brought the Honeydrops’ return to live music with a fall national tour, their first headlining date at Red Rocks, as well as performances at festivals across the country including FloydFest, High Sierra, and Burning Man. Known for bringing vibrant energy and infectious dance-party vibes to their shows, the Honeydrops have taken the party all over the world, touring widely across North America, Europe, and Australia. In 2016 and 2017, the Honeydrops were honored to play with Bonnie Raitt on her North America release tour, and in the past have been privileged to support the likes of B.B. King, Allen Toussaint, Buddy Guy, and Dr. John. Whether in those high-profile performances or in more intimate venues where the band can leave the stage and get down on the dance floor themselves, the California Honeydrops’ shared vision and purpose remain: to make the audience dance and sing—and to give back. Since 2019, the band has used its “Spreadin’ Honey Project” to partner with local nonprofits in each city they visit on tour, raising awareness and funds for causes such as food banks, homeless shelters, youth centers, disaster relief efforts, and social justice initiatives.

Mark Morris


@Mark Morris on Instagram

Rapidgrass embodies the notion that nature, and particularly mountains, can bring out the best in our art, and we have dedicated much of our creative energy into bringing that art back to the people of the mountains. Rapidgrass focuses on travel to mountain towns and inspires mountain people and athletes around the globe. Our music is motivated by and made for those who find peace in the mountains. We focus our energy to outdoor mountain lifestyle/culture events. Focusing our travels to mountain towns has also given us a great palate of mountain music styles to draw from including styles from North America, France, Italy, Russia, Tibet, Argentina, and Ireland. The full-time lineup includes Mark Morris (guitar, lead vocals); Charlie Parker Mertens (upright bass); Coleman Smith (violin);and Alex Johnstone (mandolin, vocals). This Colorado ensemble uses classical, gypsy, bluegrass, pop, swing, and other world rhythms to create what is, and can only be described of as, Rapidgrass.

Justin Konrad


@Bowregard On Instagram

Bowregard has taken the Colorado bluegrass world by storm, winning both the 2019 Telluride Bluegrass Band Contest and the 2018 Ullrgrass Bluegrass Band Contest within a year of forming. Sweet and mournful vocal harmonies join nimble picking and strikingly original songwriting and arrangements that combine old-time music, progressive new acoustic music, and bluegrass into a truly unique sound unlike anything else on the front range of Colorado. Their onstage energy is undeniable, with the band working a single vocal mic to drive the crowd into a whirlwind that fills the dance floor and doesn’t let up until the last note of the night.


Downtown Ripley Creek, BC

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